The mission of the UNM-Gallup Child Care Center is to provide a warm, nurturing, quality early childhood, educational, and childcare experience. The environment that we provide encourages the development of the "whole child" and we strive to promote positive parent-child interactions. We are particularly committed to serving student families at affordable rates by working with all agencies that will subsidize their care.
To support the recruitment and retention of UNM student parents
To create strong working relationships with families, communicating the importance of the children's early learning experiences
To provide children with the opportunity to make appropriate choices
To foster positive self-identity and sense of emotional well-being in children
To facilitate the development of social skills and knowledge through cooperative play
To respect, accept and appreciate each child and the cultural heritage of that child.
To encourage children to think, reason, question and experiment through engagement with the environment
To encourage language and literacy development through engagement with the environment
To enhance physical well-being by encouraging and demonstrating sound health, safety and nutritional practices
To encourage the development of fine and gross motor skills
To encourage creative expression, representation and appreciation for the arts
To provide the staff with opportunities for professional growth and development
To demand a strong commitment to excellent early childhood education practice
Must be children of full-time or part-time students, staff or faculty
Must be between the ages of 9 months and 11 years old
Updated immunization required
Current class schedule required before registration packets are given
Fall/Spring Semesters: Monday through Thursday 7:30am to 7:30pm
Summer Semester: Monday through Thursday (Hours will vary depending on enrollment)
To review our enrollment documents, please click on the links below. If your child will be enrolling here for the first time, you will need to complete the "First-Time" enrollment application and the "Parental Agreement." If your child has been here before and is returning, you will need to complete the "Re-Enrollment" Application. You may find it helpful to download, print, and complete these forms before coming to campus to submit them.